Our program was built on having 1 5 star and then another guy in the 25-50 range and then another 1 or 2 in the 50-100 range. That's when we have the most success.
Agreed 144% [footnote to 721].
Roster stocked with four-year program guys [i.e., CJ, Kris, Arinze, Rautins, Triche, etc.] who learn the defense and are quality performers, supplemented by a blue chip talent [or two], who are talented enough to take the roster to the next level. That was the formula in our re-ascension in 2010 / 2012.
What's not to like. The kid shoots 100% from the floor.I like it better too... Until this one, I was kind of wondering what the evaluators were seeing to rank him so highly.
He is a very good shooter and this video showed a lot more of what else he can do.
His shooting stroke just seems... effortless, even well past the three point line.
It feels like our recruiting focus has moved from long athletes made for our zone who might be decent ball players to guys who really play basketball well (re: shoot well) and will have to make the zone work.
Swider, Lands, Buddy, Girard all have shooting as their primary strength. Meanwhile, guys who aren't such shooters are heading elsewhere.